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  • via ebach from Beneath Our Feet: the GSBI Blog
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    1 month 1 week ago
    By: Rachel Creamer (Wageningen University, Netherlands) and Francesca Bampa (Teagasc, Ireland)

    Why do our Soils matter?



    Visualization of Sustainable Development Goals with
    ecosystem functions supporting all goals.
    Credit: Azote Images for Stockholm Resilience Centre

    The Sustainable Development Goals were established in 2015 by the United Nations to to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. There are 17 goals in total and each goal has targets to be reached over the next 15 years. Recently the Sustainable Development Goals were rearranged by the Stockholm Resilience Centre to highlight the importance of soil, land, water and climate as they underpin all the remaining development goals. Soil is essential for society as a whole, as it provides us with our...

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  • via colindonihue from Colin Donihue
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    1 month 1 week ago

    This post is reposted from www.anoleannals.com and so might be a little familiar in its start to readers here.

    IMG_4616I’m back from Redonda and the expedition was a great success! I’m happy to report there were many Anolis nubilus boulder-hopping out of the way of the black rats and even blacker...

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  • via Chris Grieves from methods.blog (Methods in Ecology and Evolution)
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    1 month 1 week ago
    Francesco de Bello describes the main elements of the method he has recently published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. The method aims at decoupling and combining functional trait and phylogenetic dissimilarities between organisms. This allows for a more effective … Continue reading → Read the full article.
  • via Brian McGill from Dynamic Ecology
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    1 month 1 week ago

    Dynamic Ecology has had a couple of recent posts relating to peer review roles (reviewer, associate editor) that seem to have struck a nerve. I want to  provide some thoughts on the two fundamental roles of peer-review: gatekeeping and editing.

    I think the two notions are fairly clear, but briefly:

    • Gatekeeping – the focus is on deciding (or advising others who are deciding) what is “good enough” to go forward (e.g. to go to the next round of review or be published in a given journal, or to be considered good enough for the awarding of a PhD degree).
    • Editing – the focus is on giving advice to improve the manuscript. Shorten the discussion. Reorient the introduction around X which is really your main point. Add this additional analysis. It is probably important to note that to me editing is mostly about big picture advice like the examples just given. A list of 50 typos, grammar mistakes,...
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  • via freshwaterblog from The BioFresh blog
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    1 month 1 week ago
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    Researchers from MARS, GLOBAQUA and SOLUTIONS meet in Portugal. Image: Vanessa Bremerich / Markus Venohr

    Last week, researchers from three EU aquatic science projects – MARS, GLOBAQUA and SOLUTIONS – met in Sesimbra, Portugal to present their findings, and to discuss opportunities for collaboration. The three projects share a common interest in the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems, and their representatives met at a workshop to develop the potential for shared outputs such as policy briefs and water management guidance.

    The workshop was structured in...

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  • via Camilla Morrison-Bell from BES Ecology and Policy Blog
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    1 month 1 week ago

    Last Wednesday I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Royal Society of Biology’s Voice of the Future event – I was one of the lucky BES members chosen to represent the Society. Voice of the Future is a one of a kind event hosted annually that allows young people to ask leading figures within government and Parliament questions relating to science policy in the UK. The event took place in Portcullis House, and whilst I have been in the audience of many evidence hearings there previously, it was a totally different, and awesome, experience sitting in the seats the committees usually take up – getting an MP’s perspective. The really unique aspect of this event, however, is that instead of scientists giving the evidence, this session asks MPs and policymakers to do so instead.

    The audience got a chance to question Chi Onwurah MP – the Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy,...

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  • via qaecology from The Quantitative & Applied Ecology Group
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    1 month 1 week ago

    wolfIn reading group this fortnight...

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  • via GrrlScientist, Contributor from GrrlScientist
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    1 month 1 week ago
    After the US Fish and Wildlife Service estimated their populations had declined by as much as 95%, the rusty patched bumble bee is the first native bee species to be listed as endangered in the continental United States
  • via James Ross from Journal of Ecology blog
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    1 month 1 week ago
    Today we celebrate International Day for Forests. Organised by the UN, International Day for Forests raises awareness of the importance of all types of woodlands and trees, and celebrates the ways in which they sustain and protect us. In order to highlight the importance of wood energy, sustainable development and climate change, the theme for 2017… Read the full article.
  • via Euan Ritchie from Euan Ritchie
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    1 month 1 week ago

    By Don Driscoll (Deakin University) Bek Christensen (University of Queensland) and Euan Ritchie (Deakin University)

    Southern cassowaries, orange-bellied parrots, Leadbeater’s possums, and Australia’s only purple wattle are among the threatened species the government is seeking conservation investment for under its recently released threatened species prospectus. The prospectus seeks business and philanthropic support in partnership with the government and community groups to raise around A$14 million each year.

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